Does it ever take you an eternity to sew something up, even though you’re super excited about it? That was me with this top! I picked out the pattern and the fabric months ago, and have had them ready and waiting to go… But time sensitive holiday sewing took precedence, and work got more demanding than usual, and by the time I finally got this thing together Texas Snowmageddon happened and I went into personal and professional survival mode while we weathered the storm… But I’m finally here! I made my Pepper Top, I love it, and I’m excited to share it with you today!
My husband loves to tell my daughter that she is stinky – it’s their favorite joke with each other. They tell each other that they are stinky and then they both just fall into a fit of giggles. It’s great. Once, he told her that she was so stinky that she smelled like skunk meat… Which she thoroughly loved, and started to call herself “Scumpy” in response. Every now and then, she proudly tells me “Mama, I’m Scumpy!” Thanks, Dad. So this pinky-red, critter-printed knit covered in skunks was the perfect choice for a Valentine’s Day outfit!
Last summer, I had a little fun sewing up Father’s Day presents for my husband and his brother. Early in the Spring, I recognized that I had somehow ended up with a small collection of button down shirts from my husband and his brother that had ripped, torn, or otherwise worn out in a way that was no longer usable. I’d kept them to the side, thinking that someday it would be fun to use the fabric to make something new. As I was poking around looking for what I might make next, I came across these old shirts and realized that I had a great opportunity!
I fell in love with this fabric immediately when I saw it online. The color is such a beautiful rosy shade of grape purple, and I had a good feeling that it would pair nicely with so many things in my closet. It made a lovely Christmas outfit this year!